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Lillies II

By Sampics
I'm pleased with this shot, it's thanks to reading someone's description earlier on of using a television as a black background for shooting flowers, previously ive used black card, and found it difficult. Why i never thought of the tele i dont know !
I turned all lights off and used only the flash.
When looking at the image on the comp there were a few reflections from the tv, so reduced the brightness which made the background solely black and took away the reflections.
Any comments most appreciated,

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Kayleigh, cassiecat, Blenkinsopp and 45 more

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cassiecat 13 39 46 England
3 Mar 2010 7:28PM
pretty image, lesley
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
3 Mar 2010 7:39PM
Lovely gentle lighting. Ann
3 Mar 2010 7:40PM
Lovely image and nicely presented

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
3 Mar 2010 7:44PM
Amazing shot .well done,
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
3 Mar 2010 8:02PM
great one good detail and colour great flower to photograph clcik
12 10 10 England
3 Mar 2010 8:07PM
Lovely presentation of a beautiful image.
DaisyD50 14 3
3 Mar 2010 8:14PM
Beautiful composed and the lighting is excellent. Great image.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
3 Mar 2010 8:15PM
This is a truly very well captured shot of the lilies - beautifully arranged in the frame with lovely soft lighting, excellent detail and the black b/g to show them off so nicely.
borrower 12 4 England
3 Mar 2010 8:19PM
Beautiful close-up, super detail and lighting. " I'll have to remember that one, the TV..."
shandoor 12 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 8:39PM
Wow a superb image top class beautifully composed top shot
mahbrook 11 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 8:42PM
Gets my vote Same. Well composed, perfect lighting, and so good against the black background. Well done indeed.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
3 Mar 2010 9:05PM
Lovely and the TV certainly does give a great bg.

Suehh 14 39 6 England
3 Mar 2010 9:55PM
A lovely image indeed - beautifully presented. I too use the TV screen -- but have never though of using a flash with it - might give that one a go. thanks for the tip.

Sampics 12 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 10:07PM
Thank you so much all.
Morgs 13 20 62 Wales
3 Mar 2010 10:29PM
Superblt done Sam. I've never heard of that technique before. One to try I guess!

4 Mar 2010 7:59AM
Nice shot,
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 9:13AM
Very nice.

5 Mar 2010 9:18PM
A super shot.
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 6:28PM
Lovely image
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 1:54PM
An exquisite lily, especially so against the black..a beautiful composition.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
8 Mar 2010 2:29PM
Really well done Sam, a lovely presentation,
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 12:41PM
Stunning image.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 9:15PM
Lovely shot Sam; excellent details and lighting and working well with that black background
7 Sep 2010 11:08PM
very nice great flower xx

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